Jane Bancroft

June 9, 1919 – Oct. 17, 2010

Jane Bancroft of Waukesha passed into her eternal life Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at the age of 91. She was born in Waukesha on June 9, 1919, the daughter of Myra (nee Blood) and Daniel Freimund.

Jane was the dear mother of Sally (Robert) Alexander, Lance (Sandra) Bancroft and Freda Bancroft. She was "Big Gram" to grandchildren Bruce (Kathleen) Bancroft, Lauren (Frank) Decker and Elizabeth Bancroft, as well as to great-grandchildren Robbie, Lance, Lucas, Lily and Alexander.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Bruce Bancroft; sister, Caroline Evans; and her brothers, William, Jerry and Daniel Freimund; as well as numerous other friends and relatives.

Jane was all about her family and she loved them with her whole heart. Her greatest joy was taking care of all of her loved ones and making their lives easier. Jane enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and baking, as well as checking out garage sales. She was happiest just spending time with her family and her dachshund, Mootie.

In keeping with Jane’s wishes, no visitation was held. A private burial, attended by her immediate family, was held Friday, Oct. 22, at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. The Rev. Ralph Schultz officiated.

Life will not be the same without "Big Gram." She will be missed and she will be mourned, but we will also celebrate having had her in our lives.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary or cards of condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call the funeral home at 542-6609.